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Faculty Fellow

Sabina Shaikh

Senior Instructional Professor and Director of Academic Programs, CEGU University of Chicago


Sabina Shaikh is a Senior Instructional Professor and the Director of Academic Programs for the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU) in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. She is the faculty director of Chicago Studies, co-leads the Environmental Frontiers Initiative at the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, and she is a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS). Her research focuses on the relationship of humans to environmental change, related to health, livelihoods, and migration. Her collaborative research on water sustainability in the Mekong Basin of Cambodia has been funded by the National Science Foundation and recently by the Center for International Social Science Research, Social Science Research Center, and the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago. To learn more about Sabina Shaikh's research and publications, please visit her CEGU profile page.


A cyclist stands in the street at Central Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Becoming Urban: Understanding the Urban Transformation of Migrants to Phnom Penh

2020 – 2024